Can you stand another travelogue? Our grandson is here for a week of his summer holiday, and we have been using this as the excuse for doing things that we wanted to do; so we went to the New Forest Show with him (that's on my Ancient Richborough blog) and today we went up the Spinnaker Tower.
Porstmouth has always been home to the Royal Navy, and the Spinnaker Tower is one of those iconic modern buldings (more sculpture than mere building) which declares "This is Pompey". The German built external lifts have never worked (one of the Civic Dignitaries was trapped in midair soon after it opened) so instead there is a rapid internal lift to rush you to the first of three platforms. From this one you can stand on a plate-glass floor and look down on the passing crowds. Our grandson did that; I chickened out. But the views from all three platforms are terrific, and you might like to spot some of the major sights.
That is to say you would if I could persuade the system to download any more pictures; but it stubbornly refuses, so I shall resort to my old steam-driven Ancient Richbourgh and try posting them there. Sorry!